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·Reading Order for Jamie A. Waters's The OmniTowers Series:
·Beneath the Fallen City (The Omni Towers, Book 1)
·Shadow of the Coalition (The Omni Towers, Book 2)
·Tremors of the Past (The Omni Towers, Book 3)
·Drop of Hope (The Omni Towers, Book 4)
·Flames of Redemption (The Omni Towers, Book 5)
·Spirit of the Towers (The Omni Towers, Book 6)
·Other books by Jamie A. Waters
·Ruins of Fate (The Omni Towers, Prequel) Bonus Story
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- ASIN : B07DNPSF1V
- Publisher : Hidden Realms Publishing; 2nd edition (September 6, 2018)
- Publication date : September 6, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2281 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 376 pages
- Lending : Enabled
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I don't really mind love triangles, I like not knowing who is she going to end up with, my biggest issue is that I didn't like either love interest. They were both jerks. I was kind of hoping she would meet a 3rd option and drop both of them.
Overall, I liked the book. I feel like a lot was crammed into this book. She should have continued with the first half of the book and made everything from the towers on a second book. The lack of resolution with the original villain left me feeling unsatisfied at the end.
I didn't know what to expect from Beneath the Fallen City, I only knew that Jamie's ongoing Dragon Portal series had completely captivated me and I was curious enough to delve into her other works.
I did read the prequel, and was curious about the intrigue of the towers, the ruins, the life these so-called "ruin rats" led amid their disdain for those living above. But jumping into Kayla's life as a scavenger and watching as utter chaos unfolded... it was a ride that I definitely didn't see coming.
The sassiness and steam are immediate and likely a driving factor in the enthusiasm I felt in continuing through the story... but when the true mystery came to the surface and the *real* action unfolded.. Man. I cannot wait to see where this goes.
This is the first book I’ve read by Waters, and I enjoyed it. I downloaded it during its Free sale, and it has made me very close to spending money I don’t have on Book 2. That being said, I’ll start off with there is a cliffhanger of sorts. You can read the book as a standalone, I suppose, but you won’t get the complete character arcs of the people you become invested in during Beneath the Fallen City.
Kayla, a Ruin Rat who is a wild, devil-may-care, smart mouthed, tough talking 20-year-old woman who is a scavenger of the buildings left after an apocalyptic level event. She takes nothing off of no one and gives as good as she gets. She’s the best scavenger, has a great mind for tech, and is loyal to anyone she calls friend, family, or makes a promise/deal with. What she finds in the Ruins she takes to her camp and trades with the Traders appointed by those in the Omni Towers.
Kayla has a brother-like best friend in Veridian and a flirtatious and complicated relationship with Trader Carl.
Because of certain circumstances, Kayla ends up seeing and experiencing things she never thought possible.
I enjoyed the relationship between Kayla and her friends and team/crew, and those with whom she deems her parents since her rescue so many years ago. That’s a big part of this book, the relationships. At least, I think so. Everything else that happens is to either build up or break down or reenforce what is already there.
The problems I have?
1) Even with Kayla being young, I think she could act more mature during certain situations. I think with that being in place there are certain scenes that would be a touch more believable, and come across less “good grief, really?” to a reader. Again, this is my interpretation.
2) Kayla not being aware of her sexuality and its impact on others is not believable to me. The reasoning is almost there but doesn’t travel well as the book continues on.
And that’s it.
Good action. Plot is excellent. World building is top-notch, not too much, just enough to give you what you need. The story uses enough of the recognized common themes from the genre that a reader gets engrossed in the story, and is rarely pulled out. As mentioned at tthe beginning of the review, the editing is very nice.
If I had to indicate how Kayla comes across to me it would be a combination of:
The adventuresome Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) of Tomb Raider
The toughness of Imperator Furiosa (Carlize Theron) of Mad Max: Fury Road,
And the crazy of Tank Girl (Lori Petty) from Tank Girl.
If you combined the first two to tone down the personality of the last one to about a 50% of her 120%, you’ve got it. I only mention the actors to give people a little visual feel of the physicality and expressiveness of the Kayla.
At the moment, I can’t think of many if any profanity, although there are some moments of descriptive insulting.
There are some sexual moments that are descriptive but not crudely so.
I would recommend this to just about anyone who likes a touch of scifi and dystopian. This first book doesn’t have a heavy dystopian feel to it, but it’s obvious, just not constantly pointed out.
Top reviews from other countries
I’m a voracious reader so I was done book 1 in an out 10 hrs straight reading, I just couldn’t put it down.
I also would really Love to Thank Jamie A. Waters for gracing so many with absolute Kindness during the lockdown by offering the books for free. You are Amazing! ❤️❤️❤️